Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Super Quick Reversible Earrings With SuperDuos

                                          Happy New Year!
Every year, around November, I started thinking about what to make for loved ones for Christmas: scarves, cowls, necklaces, or bracelets?? I began with big, elaborated ideas! Then as the holiday came closer, my plans became quick one-day projects. The idea for the Winter Blooms earrings came to mind when I got a call from an unexpected guest on Christmas Day :-). The pair of earrings took me about half an hour to make minus the time for threading, which seemed to be forever when I was in a rush, and gift wrapping.

Materials needed for the earrings:
24 SuperDuos
Size 11/0 seed beads
Six 4mm round Swarovski pearls

Step 1: String 1 SuperDuo, one 11/0 six times. Form a circle by tying a double knot then go through all beads one more time.

Step 2: With working thread exiting a SuperDuo, string a pearl and pass needle through the opposite SuperDuo.

Step 3: Pass back through the pearl and through the SuperDuo where first strung the pearl.

Step 4: Move thread to the outer hole of a SuperDuo. String one 11/0, one SuperDuo, one 11/0 and pass through the next SuperDuo. Repeat 5 more times. Finally, pass thread just through a few beads (You want to leave room to insert the wire in a SuperDuo later). Then step up to the outer hole of a SuperDuo.  Keep the thread tension not too tight nor too loose.

Step 5: String an 11/0 and pass through the outer hole of the next SuperDuo. Repeat 5 more times. 

Step 6: Pass thread through all beads a few times and pull tightly to close up the circle.

Step 7: Repeat step 2 to add the pearl. Then, tie half hitch knots in between beads.

I used 24-gauge wire. It is small enough to go through the hole of the SuperDuo.

Make a wrapped loop. Insert a pearl then make another wrapped loop.

Winter Blooms Earrings

I decided to make a matching bracelet.

6 mm pearls were used in between the flowers.

Winter Bloom bracelet


  1. This is so pretty. So glad I've found your blog!